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Winterwood (Reprint)
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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"Spellbinding." --Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series "A delectably immersive, eerie experience." --Kirkus Reviews From New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep comes a haunting romance perfect for fans of Practical Magic, where dark fairy tales and enchanted folklore collide after a boy, believed to be missing, emerges from the magical woods--and falls in love with the witch determined to unravel his secrets. Be careful of the dark, dark wood... Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even. Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it's this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman--the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago--and in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the time he'd been missing. Nora can feel an uneasy shift in the woods at Oliver's presence. And it's not too long after that Nora realizes she has no choice but to unearth the truth behind how the boy she has come to care so deeply about survived his time in the forest, and what led him there in the first place. What Nora doesn't know, though, is that Oliver has secrets of his own--secrets he'll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn't the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night all those weeks ago. For as long as there have been fairy tales, we have been warned to fear what lies within the dark, dark woods and in Winterwood, New York Times bestselling author Shea Ernshaw shows us why.
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Gryffleclaw95
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3.5/5)

I was initially going to give this 3 stars, however the ending redeemed it a bit. I wasn‘t a fan of the characters and found that their inner monologues were repetitive. Nora was frustrating as she frequently made dumb decisions and would spend one minute adamant that Oliver was a murderer and then later would be smitten with him. I also saw the first plot twist coming a mile away, and the second one wasn‘t that surprising either.

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rjsthumbelina
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Pickpick

I loved this book! The lush, lyrical writing, and the beautiful, isolated, winter forest setting drew me in. The magic and mystery were lovely aspects. Had originally rated it 4.5 ⭐ on Storygraph, but I think it needs to be bumped up to 5⭐.

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magyklyXdelish
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Panpan

This was extremely repetitive and the twist was super predictable. I had high hopes for this one so I‘m a little bummed. The writing was beautiful though, and I enjoyed the fun little blurbs about her ancestors.

16 pts for #TeamGameSleighers

This was my #BookSpin for November but I struggled to pick it back up when I put it down so I just finished it now :(

TheAromaofBooks I had similar feelings about this one, which was an extra shame because I have a beautiful OwlCrate edition! 12mo
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magyklyXdelish
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Next up! Going for a less heavy read after that last one 😮‍💨

peanutnine Love the cover 😍😍 13mo
Moonprismpower I love this book. 12mo
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magyklyXdelish
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Thank you so so much Court 🖤 this was an awesome birthday surprise. Thank you for your kindness and I truly appreciate your friendship ♥️

hannah-leeloo Happy birthday dear friend 💕 1y
magyklyXdelish @hannah-leeloo thank you 🤗🤗🤗 1y
Moonprismpower 💗❤️🎉🎁☺️🤗🎂 1y
Moonprismpower I hope you have a wonderful birthday! 1y
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Lunarstar27
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Pickpick

What a amazing story Nora walker the youngest walker witch finds a missing boy in the wicker woods the story is beautifully written reminds me of practical magic. The story was amazing. A lot of twist and turns

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GypsyKat
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Her writing is dreamlike and atmospheric, and even though magical realism can feel disjointed to me, this one flows beautifully. I did find the plot predictable, but the almost fairytale-like quality made this one really fun for me. A great wintertime witchy read!

mom2bugnbee Gorgeous cover! 2y
candority Lovely picture! 2y
GypsyKat @mom2bugnbee Isn‘t it? 💙 2y
GypsyKat @candority Thank you! 😊 2y
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Lizpixie
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Bk5 of my #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020 #Pageathon #Thrilloween #TrickOrTreatathon #Sbooktober #RockyHorrorathon & #Gothtober is done! It fits the prompts of #ABookWithWitches #Witch #Rocky #FemaleProtagonist & #IPutASpellOnYou I loved this authors 1st book The Wicked Deep & loved this as well. She has a dreamy flow to her writing that is just beautiful. I think it covers #TeamSlaughter themes, it‘s a mystery/suspense that has witches.576pts

Clwojick Holy smokes! Way to go Liz! 2y
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Lizpixie
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Good morning/afternoon my fellow #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020 #Pageathon #Thrilloween #TrickOrTreatathon #RockyHorrorathon #Sbooktober & #Gothtober ‘thonners! Phew, I‘m getting cramp writing that out every time👋. I‘ve added another 11pts to #TeamSlaughter with The Mummy(1999) & an ep of original The Addams Family. I‘m now in my library to get stuck into Bk5 of my ‘thons. I‘ve had this on my TBR for ages, Oct is the perfect time to start.🌲❄️

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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alisonrose
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
Bailedbailed

Just can‘t. The writing is SO heavy-handed, she‘s trying so hard to make it spooky or whatever that it ends up being laughable. And the short sentences separated line by line is not dramatic and deep, it‘s just cringey. Feels like a high school kid trying to make the minimum word count. Repetitious, slow, cheesy, looked up spoilers and was just like ok bye. Don‘t mean to sound condescending but I think I could‘ve liked this at 20. At 40? Nah.

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alisonrose
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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I‘ll be honest—I‘m not expecting to like this very much, based on reviews and just how tired the synopsis sounds. But I have it, and it‘s this very pretty Owlcrate edition, so...I‘ll give it a go.

Texreader Lovely cover! Hope it‘s not a disappointment for you! 2y
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TheAromaofBooks
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Well #JoysofJune was one of my most successful readathons, thanks to some extra reading time last weekend and a quiet work week!! I exceeded my 2700 page goal (2889 pages!!) and completed 12 books!! Thank you so much for hosting @Andrew65 - there were a couple of evenings where wanting to hit my page goal encouraged me to pick up a book instead of my phone!!

starlight97 Impressive! 2y
AllisonM89 #bujoGoals I'm still impressed at how pretty it looks! 2y
LauraBrook Beautiful journaling, and a whopper of a final total! Congrats! 2y
Gissy Great! 👍👏👏👏 2y
Andrew65 Simply brilliant. Well done and thanks for taking part. 👏👏👏🙌😍🍾🥂😁 2y
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TheAromaofBooks
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Pickpick

This was a book with a lot of atmosphere, and sometimes there was more atmosphere than plot, but I still overall enjoyed it and can see myself rereading it someday now that I know the twist. It was definitely a wintery read, and the weather and woods play a big part in the story. I didn't love this one, but I did like it.

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TheAromaofBooks
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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I actually got #bookmail today!!! Could NOT resist mostly completing my Chiltern/Austen collection (sadly can't find P&P anywhere!!), plus both #LMPBC books came today!! @babyruth2510 I am afraid that your book's cover got bent somewhere along the line! 😬 But I am quite interested to read both of these!!
@Bookwormjillk @Professional_Book_Dragon @hes7 @Chili @Jerdencon

Enchanted_Bibliophile Those Austen's 😍😍😍 3y
Bookwormjillk Wow, I‘ve never seen a hardcover bent like that 3y
Jerdencon Yay - glad it made it there quickly! 3y
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TheAromaofBooks @Enchanted_Bibliophile - the thing is that they are PERFECT for reading - I'm a total sucker for hardcovers that fit in my hand correctly and lay flat when they are open... reading these books is a delight for the senses!! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Bookwormjillk - Right?! I think the postal service must have somehow shoved it into a bin or something with something very heavy on it?!?! Or something?? I honestly don't even know how you could basically crimp an entire book like that! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Jerdencon - AND without a tire track on the package! 😂 3y
Leftcoastzen I saw one on ebay $89.07🙁 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Leftcoastzen - I know!!! I think my collection will have a P&P-shaped gap in it! Luckily that particular title has sooo many other pretty editions that I'm sure I can find one I like. 3y
Enchanted_Bibliophile I totally get it. I also have a few books like that. It just makes the entire reading experience so much better. 😍 3y
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Professional_Book_Dragon
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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@TheAromaofBooks I‘m shipping this! Sorry it‘s late. I got two day shipping so you should have it by Friday :)
 @Bookwormjillk @babyruth2510

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! No worries, I know it will arrive at some point!! Can't believe we're on to the last books!!! 3y
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Professional_Book_Dragon
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Pickpick

@Bookwormjillk @babyruth2510 @TheAromaofBooks - I just finished this and loved it!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm excited about reading this one!! 3y
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Professional_Book_Dragon
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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I got this in the mail yesterday! Excited to read it!

Bookwormjillk Yay!! 3y
tracey38 I enjoyed this one. Hope you do, too! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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Bookwormjillk
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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I watched You‘ve Got Mail last night and it made me miss bookstores and coffee shops so much I had to make scones for books and breakfast this morning. I‘m enjoying this #LMPBC book!

DakotaWilde 😭 I miss the bookstores and coffee shops too. 3y
wanderinglynn Me too. A trip to the local indie bookstore followed by sitting at the coffee shop reading will be my first stops post-quarantine. That book cover is beautiful. 3y
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Brittybuhh
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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I did another pick a book do a look! I didn‘t enjoy this book 😅 but I do think the cover is beautiful! Plus it snowed the other day and I felt inspired. (The book photo is older it didn‘t snow that much in April 😅)

Bklover Beautiful! 3y
Brittybuhh @Bklover thank you!! 3y
Nute Whoa! That is super cool! You look amazing! 3y
Brittybuhh @Nute thank you so much!! 3y
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ozma.of.oz
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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BookwormAHN I got the same one 😸 3y
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rather_be_reading
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Yes!! Ernshaws new book is going to be adult fiction! So excited!

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SLibrarian5
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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March wrap up:best reading month so far!

Favorites: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo & Mirage

2 ebooks

2 physical books

1 library book

3 Goodreads TBR

3 booked2020 prompts

Goodreads Challenge-9/31

Winterwood-⭐⭐⭐

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo-⭐⭐⭐⭐

From the Desk of Zoe Washington-⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mirage-⭐⭐⭐⭐

#monthlywrapup

#readingwrapup

#marchwrapup

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Moonprismpower
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Pickpick

This book is so beautifully written and I really needed a magical love story. I also enjoyed reading a book set in a small mountain town isolated by a snowstorm since we too are in a form of isolation.

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babyruth2510
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Pickpick

This is a #LMPBC pick so I can‘t say much, but I truly enjoyed this book. The writing Is gorgeous. I hope everyone else likes it😊

Bookwormjillk I love the cover! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Oooo I'm looking forward to it so much!! 3y
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SLibrarian5
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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#bookreport

Another long week-Tuesday, my work/library made the decision to close for two weeks. Not sure what will happen after that, playing it day by day.

I did get quite a bit of reading done this week and finished three books:

“Winterwood”-⭐⭐⭐

“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo-”⭐⭐⭐⭐

“From the Desk of Zoe Washington-”⭐⭐⭐⭐

Haven‘t started anything new yet, but I‘ll get there.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Sorry about work 😞but at least you were able to enjoy your reads. 3y
SLibrarian5 @Cinfhen Thank you. I'm grateful my district is looking after us. It is strange not to go to work and see everyone-not used to it. 3y
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SLibrarian5
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Pickpick



I enjoyed this, but not as much as “The Wicked Deep.” It was missing something, but I really enjoyed the atmospheric writing and the relationship between Nora and Oliver.

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SLibrarian5
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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#weeklyforecast:

On track to finish both of my current reads within the next few days.

Then I want to look at my shelves and pick
something for covercrush and finish in a day-my last two #booked2020 winter prompts!

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Good luck / 💚curious to see what u pick for #Booked2020 3y
SLibrarian5 @Cinfhen Thank you! :)
3y
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SLibrarian5
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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#bookreport

It's been a long week- the first coronavirus death in my state and my library has canceled all programs and events until the end of the month. We were able to get out and stock up on supplies earlier this week. Hoping everyone is staying safe and healthy.

“Winterwood” has a twist coming, I can feel it. And I'm loving “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo"- the last 25% has been riveting.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Glad you stocked up and you‘re enjoying your books 💚Hopefully you find time to read them this week 🤞🏽 3y
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SLibrarian5
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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#weeklyforecast:

Going to continue my two current reads. Not sure what I‘m in the mood for next, but will try to get through my #Libby checkouts and decide on my next challenge prompts.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Wow!!!!! You‘re allowed so many holds!!?!?!?!? I only get 10 on Libby/Overdrive and 5 with Hoopla. Lucky 🍀 3y
Centique I get up to 30 holds too! 🙌🙌 @Cinfhen 3y
Cinfhen NOT FAIR😫😫😫😫😫😫 @Centique 3y
SLibrarian5 @Cinfhen I like having 30 holds but they always come in at once. 😅Same with my physical holds. 3y
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Cathyloves2read
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
Pickpick

Such a beautifully written, magical love story!
I had trouble putting it down!
Our country home is surrounded by woods, which I will forever look at a little differently after having read Winterwood.
I‘d be remiss if I didn‘t mention the cover artwork. So beautiful! I was pleasantly surprised to see that when I removed the dust cover, even the hard cover was decorated. I loved the little spells that were interspersed throughout the story.

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SLibrarian5
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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#bookreport

“Winterwood” is my before bed book-I‘ve been too tired to read at night, so there‘s just been a bit of progress.

“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is my ebook/lunch break read. 38% in and I am really enjoying it so far.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen I like how you break up your reads!! Makes sense 3y
SLibrarian5 @Cinfhen Thanks! It helps me keep track if the stories are alike. 😜 3y
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kellyann28
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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Pickpick

I really liked Winterwood! I read her previous book The Wicked Deep and thought it was "okay" and I can definitely see that the author's writing has improved with her second novel. I pretty much knew what was going to happen from the beginning so that was a little bit of a letdown, but still enjoyable!
The "Spellbook pages" were my favorite!

TheBookKeepers Your pictures are seriously so cute!! I‘ve been thinking about this one.... that cover entices me but I wasn‘t “in love” with her first book either so I‘ve been slow to actually commit this one to my TBR 3y
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers Thank you love! You should check this out sometime, I think you'll like it! Better than her first for sure 3y
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Snaggy95
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Nothing better than finding a beautiful cover hidden underneath the dust jacket.

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SLibrarian5
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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#weeklyforecast:

Same as last week-want to continue “Winterwood” and start on my Set in Hollywood prompt. I‘ve got six titles from my TBR to choose from and will be starting with “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.”

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen I think you‘re gonna like Evelyn and it‘s a perfect pick for #SetInHollywood 3y
SLibrarian5 @Cinfhen I'm really enjoying it so far! 3y
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SLibrarian5
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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#bookreport

Finished “Cloche and Dagger”-⭐⭐⭐

On page 79 of “Winterwood.”

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen How are you liking it so far?!?? 3y
SLibrarian5 @Cinfhen I'm really enjoying it so far! Shea Ernshaw's writing is very atmospheric and spooky. 3y
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SLibrarian5
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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#weeklyforecast:

I‘d like to make good progress on my two current reads-or even finish one of them!

Then I want to work on my next #booked2020 prompt- Set in Hollywood. I‘ve got a couple ideas in mind, but I‘ll see what sticks.

I also want to start another #Owlcrate backlog book.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Good plan!! I need to work on my #ReadingEurope2020 challenge 3y
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KatR141
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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This is so emotionally well written! I found it kind of boring in the middle though, so I stopped reading it for awhile, but I decided to give it another try and was surprised 😲! It got exciting!

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IheartYA
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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Winterwood was just as solid as The Wicked Deep, and a fantastic read. The story was woven beautifully. I wasn't positive which way the mystery would turn but I did kind of predict it. It would be great to have some spinoff stories from this world! I love Ernshaw's writing style, it's like watching a blooming flower. I think I will read anything she writes.

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fire_skyee
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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💜I hope to find a love just like this💜

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Readinginfairyland
Winterwood (Reprint) | Shea Ernshaw
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Pickpick

Witchy winter. I loved this book about the mysterious mystical winter. Perfect for winter moods.

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GypsyKat
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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I got the tagged book for Christmas. I definitely need to read it before winter is over. Of course we just got a fresh batch of snow here in NY, so winter will probably last a while longer. 📚💙❄️🥶 https://bookstr.com/list/five-frigid-books-for-a-warm-winter/

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Brittybuhh
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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My current read ☺️ I like it so far! But I feel like I‘m going to be semi disappointed in everything after wicked saints and ruthless gods. 😅

rather_be_reading jealous of tht cover! 3y
Brittybuhh @rather_be_reading it‘s the owlcrate edition and the page edges are sprayed blue. ☺️ 3y
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simpledutchgirl
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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Pickpick

Being at one with trees, the forest and nature in general does not necessarily mean that you are a whitch with Supernatural powers.

rather_be_reading love it! 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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Super excited to read this. I now own three copies of The Wicked Deep so I'm hoping I love it just as much

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KatR141
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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I got this book recently and have been reading it in the evenings. It‘s perfectly spooky, but not a horror, just right for me! I am so fascinated by the way it is written too! Beautiful experience reading this!

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FantasyChick
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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It is cold. It is snowy. It is miserable and I am just done.
Ordering supper because I have no want to do anything but curl up with my blanket and start a new book.

Happy Freaking Friday!

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PhanieRose
Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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Pickpick

The first book of the year! Really good book, you won't be able to stop reading. Very original, the author adds a few ”spell recipes” that add a hint of magic to the book. This book doesn't feel rush at the end, something that I truly enjoyed. I fall in love with the energy between Nora and Oliver.